The Silence of the Frightbats


imageWhy are Western feminists, the same ones who could work themselves up into a frenzy over a Prime Ministerial wink, and who see sexism and ‘rape culture’ everywhere they look in Europe, the US and Australia, so disinterested and silent about this real and actual culture of misogyny and abuse being perpetrated in the Middle East right now?

Here are just three accounts of the violence against women that have western feminists yawning. Read if you can bear it.

“According to their victims, the fighters, who come from societies that frown on sex before marriage, argue that the rape of non-Muslim women is justified by their religion. They habitually kneel in prayer before and after the act.”

“One girl said the man who raped her when she was 12 had claimed that the Koran gave him the right. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before climbing on top of her. When it was over, he prayed again.”

“I kept telling him ‘it hurts – please stop’,” said the girl, interviewed by The New York Times in a refugee camp. “He told me that . . . he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me he is drawing closer to God.”

None of this has Age columnists composing hysterical pieces for Daily Life, bearing their breasts in public protest, or launching hashtag campaigns. There’s not even one of those ubiquitous, if useless, ‘awareness campaigns’ in sight.

No wonder many young women want nothing to do with the self obsessed sludge that passes for feminism in Australia, and elsewhere in the western world. Like environmentalism, and any number of the other causes around which activists typically cohere, Western feminism has been hijacked by Socialist fantasists who are interested only in politically correct victims.

Their silence both exposes and shames them.